Northern Valley Jr. High Tracksters End Season at WKLL Meet

By: Jim Cole
| Published 05/17/2021

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On May 13 Northern Valley traveled to Logan for their final track meet of the season. It was a windy day for the Western Kansas Liberty League Track Meet. The Huskies gave their best effort and did very well against the other schools in their league. Northern Valley squads came home with two 2nd place plaques.

The NV 6th & 7th grade girls placed second as a team scoring 84 points. Grinnell girls were first with 101 points and Cheylin third with 80 points. Two gold medals were won on the day; Audrey Bina in the 200 and Kathryn Speer in the softball throw. Audrey also won three silver medals in the long and triple jumps and the 400 where she ran a personal best 1:07. Jaycee Gebhard also won a silver medal in the 3200 and so did Janee Moore in the 200 Hurdles, both running personal bests. Janee and Brooke Preston both placed third in the triple jump and shot.

The 6th & 7th boys also placed second as a team scoring 72 points, Grinnell won easily with 138 points. Gavin Thalheim finished an outstanding season by winning four gold medals. Gavin had one of the best track seasons in NV school history. He scored 266 points on the season out of a possible 280. Owen Hammond had a big day winning two silver medals in the hurdle races and won a gold medal in the high jump with a personal best of 4’ 10”.

The NV 8th grade girls finished in third place as a team scoring 69 points. Golden Plains was first and Grinnell second, both scoring over 100 points. Delaney Sides led the girls winning four medals. Two gold medals in the pole vault and discus and two bronze medals in the 800 and softball throw. Tatum Lentz had a PR in the high jump to place second, while Haley Hansen and Landry Gebhard each won bronze medals in the 200 and 3200.

The NV 8th grade boys placed 7th as a team. Caden Lowry ran his fastest 3200 to win a silver medal and Jason Davis won two bronze medals in the hurdle races.

Northern Valley 6th & 7th Girls Results – 2nd Place

100m 6th – Kathryn Speer – 15.4

200m 1st – Audrey Bina – 26.6

400m 2nd – Audrey Bina – 1:07.5

3200m 2nd – Jaycee Gebhard – 16:59.6

100m Hurdles 4th – JaNee Moore – 20.6

200m Hurdles 2nd – JaNee Moore – 36.6

Softball Throw 1st – Kathryn Speer – 137’ 5”

6th – Jordyn Cox – 107’ 7”

Shot 3rd – Brooke Preston – 26’ 6”

Discus 4th – Iris Schemper – 55’ 10”

6th – Trista Smith – 53’ 9”

Long Jump 2nd – Audrey Bina – 13’ 4”

5th – Maria Rodriguez – 11’ 3”

6th – JaNee Moore – 11’ 1”

Triple Jump 2nd – Audrey Bina – 29’ 1”

3rd – JaNee Moore – 26’ 4”

Northern Valley 6th & 7th Boys Results – 2nd Place

100m 4th – Owen Hammond – 14.4

100m Hurdles 1st – Gavin Thalheim – 17.1

2nd – Owen Hmmond – 18.3

200m Hurdles 1st – Gavin Thalheim – 30.7

2nd – Owen Hammond – 31.7

6th – Maverick Rogers – 44.8

High Jump 1st – Owen Hammond – 4’ 10”

Pole Vault 1st – Gavin Thalheim – 10’ 0”

6th – Maverick Rogers – 4’ 0”

Softball Throw 1st – Gavin Thalheim – 198’ 6”

NV 8th grade Boys Results – 7th Place

800m 5th – Caden Lowry – 2:55.8

3200m 2nd – Caden Lowry – 13:33.1

100m Hurdles 3rd – Jason Davis – 23.9

200m Hurdles 3rd – Jason Davis – 40.9

4th – Caden Lowry – 41.0

High Jump 4th – Caden Lowry – 4’ 0”

5th – Jason Davis – 3’ 10”

400m Relay 6th – Van Patten, Keith, Vsetecka, David – 1:17.3

800m Relay 6th – Van Patten, David, Compton, Keith – 2:46.3

Medley Relay 6th – Van Patten, Keith, Rogers, Compton – 3:00.4

NV 8th Grade Girls Results – 3rd Place

200m 3rd – Haley Hansen – 33.0

4th – Tatum Lentz – 34.6

400m 5th – Wendy Adams – 1:26.8

800m 3rd – Delaney Sides – 3:09.2

1600m 6th – Landry Gebhard – 7:32.9

3200m 3rd – Landry Gebhard – 15:37.9

Softball Throw 3rd – Delaney Sides – 121’ 3”

Discus 1st – Delaney Sides – 66’ 11”

Triple Jump 5th – Tatum Lentz – 23’ 11”

High Jump 2nd – Tatum Lentz – 4’ 0”

Pole Vault 1st – Delaney Sides – 6’6”

400m Relay 4th – Adams, Koch, Preston, Hansen - 1:06.7